This Week’s Events

Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Culture
Description: Interested in current events? Opinionated? Then let's be heard! Bring a cup of coffee and share your take on the world's news with other interested people. No registration required.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Introduce early learning concepts and emerging independence to your two-year-old through talking, singing, reading and playing in this literacy-based class. Age 2 with caregiver.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Learn about common threats, how to recognize safe websites, how to shop online, and free protection options. Topics: viruses, phishing scams, Trojans, spyware, and Internet fraud. Completion of Internet Basics or equivalent skills expected.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Giggle and wiggle along as we read, sing and play with nursery rhymes. Give your child a chance to build social and literacy skills. Ages 6 to 24 months with caregiver - No Registration Required-
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Build an early literacy foundation with your infant through repeating rhymes, music and baby signs. Ages 6 to 11 months with caregiver.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Build literacy skills with your child by talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. These age-specific classes run in six week sessions and focus on repetition using Every Child Ready to Read curriculum. Register online at infopeake.org, in person or by calling the Library.
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy, Culture
Description: The early years are full of excitement and growth! Develop new skills with your library friends as we read, sing and play together! Ages 3 to 5
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy, Community Learning
Description: Bring your preschooler to talk, sing, read, write and play on his/her own. This class will focus on the readiness skills to help your little one transition into a kindergarten classroom. Independent 4 to 5 year-olds.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy, Culture
Description: "Vamos en una aventura bilingüe, combinando libros y canciones en inglés y español. Let’s go on a bilingual language adventure combining books and songs in English and Spanish. Ages 3 to 5 with caregiver "
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Start time: 11:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Introduce early learning concepts and emerging independence to your two-year-old through talking, singing, reading and playing. Age 2 with caregiver.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Start time: 11:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: The early years are full of excitement, growth and exploration. Develop new skills with your library friends as we read, sing and play together. Ages 3 to 5 with caregiver.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Start time: 2:00 pm
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Jump in to coding technology with state-of-the-art robots, interactive iPads, effortless apps and gaming software to become a preschool computer whiz and engineer of the future! Ages 3 to 5
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Start time: 2:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you. Please leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Start time: 2:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you. Please leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Start time: 3:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades (9 - 12), Seniors
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our technology experts are available to help you.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Kids in grades K- 2nd are invited to join our Crazy 8s Math Club! This is a club unlike any other. It is designed to show kids that numbers are anything but boring. Kids will jump, play and build to learn mathematical concepts. This program runs for 8 weeks. Registration begins August 27, 2018.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation, Culture
Description: Don't get bored- get involved. Give your spare time a new purpose; make friends- build your life. Featuring: video game tournaments, STEAM activities, arts and crafts. Grades 6-12.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Start time: 6:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Book Club
Description: Love to read? Then you'll enjoy talking about books with the Novel Ladies on the third Wednesday of each month. No registration required.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Start time: 6:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Community Learning
Description: Do you want to paint in acrylics but don’t know where to start? Let the knowledgeable Greenbrier staff guide you through a pleasant exploration of this medium. This is a three day workshop. Registrants will be registered for all three classes.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun. Ages 6 months to 23 months with caregiver.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Build literacy skills with your child by talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. These classes run in six week sessions and focus on repetition using Every Child Ready to Read curriculum. Register online at infopeake.org, in person or by calling the Library. Ages 6 to 11 months w/ caregiver
Branch: Central Library
Date: Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Build emergent reading skills with your one-year-old and begin to explore and play. You’ll be sharing rhymes, books, baby signs and literacy-based activities to build gross motor skills. Ages 12 to 23 months with caregiver.
Branch: Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library
Date: Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Start time: 1:00 pm
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: City of Chesapeake, Literacy
Description: Begin you little one's life long love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun!
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade)
Event type: Literacy, Community Learning, Culture
Description: Boldly step into a new adventure with books, activities and crafts. Grades K-2. Registration required.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Tweens (Grades 3 - 5), Teens (Grades 6 - 8)
Event type: Culture
Description: Grab some glitter, squirt some glue; what you make is up to you! Creativity sparks curiosity. Join us for an afternoon of crafts and conversation. Featuring: pure imagination and other craft supplies. Grades 3-8.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Discover the power of coding and get plugged in to computer science by enrolling in the Library's mini workshops. Tinker and play with technology during fun, interactive lessons.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Select a book and read to the best listeners in the world, bunnies and guinea pigs. Practice reading in order to improve your reading skills and make bouncy friends!
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Start time: 6:00 pm
Age group: Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Ready, set, explore...all things STEAM! These classes engage and encourage participation in science, technology, engineering, art and math.
Branch: Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library
Date: Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Start time: 6:00 pm
Age group: All Ages - Everyone
Event type: City of Chesapeake, Technology & Innovation
Description: Bring your pillows, stuffed animals and enjoy the company of the community as we watch a family friendly movie.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Start time: 6:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Book Club
Description: The Yadas read both fiction and nonfiction. Join in for a lively discussion of the monthly selection.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Friday, September 21st, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy, Culture
Description: The early years are full of excitement and growth! Develop new skills with your library friends as we read, sing and play together! Ages 3 to 5 years with caregiver - No Registration Required-
Branch: Central Library
Date: Friday, September 21st, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Build emergent reading skills with your one-year-old and begin to explore and play. You’ll be sharing rhymes, books, baby signs and literacy-based activities to build gross motor skills. Ages 12 to 23 months with caregiver.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: All Ages - Everyone
Event type: City of Chesapeake
Description: Book bargains galore! The Friends of the Library provide great deals on books and your purchase supports library programming.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: All Ages - Everyone
Event type: Culture
Description: Shobou Con is back with a full line up this year! Panels include The Actor's Place, Taiko Drums, Masquerade Do's and Dont's. Show off your Cosplay in the Cosplay contest or at the Shobou Ball. Stop by our vendor tables, make a craft in the children's room and vote in Artist's Alley.
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
Start time: 3:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade)
Event type: Culture
Description: A learning expedition is about to begin! Explore different cultures, dabble in science, and technology and seek new adventures. Featuring: books, activities and crafts. Grades K-5
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: Let our trained staff help you get ready for the job market. We can assist you with job searches, online applications, resumes, and cover letters. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Do you have Microsoft Office, tablet, smartphone or other technology related questions? Sign up for a 30 minute appointment and have your questions answered. Feel free to bring your personal device. Please contact the Information Desk to make an appointment.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Introduce early learning concepts and emerging independence to your two-year-old through talking, singing, reading and playing. Age 2 with caregiver.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Build literacy skills with your child by talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. These age-specific classes run in six week sessions and focus on repetition using Every Child Ready to Read curriculum. Register online at infopeake.org, in person or by calling the Library.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Build literacy skills with your child by talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. These age-specific classes run in six week sessions and focus on repetition using Every Child Ready to Read curriculum. Register online at infopeake.org, in person or by calling the Library.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Start time: 10:30 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Do you have Microsoft Office, tablet, smartphone or other technology related questions? Sign up for a 30 minute appointment and have your questions answered. Feel free to bring your personal device. Please contact the Information Desk to make an appointment.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Culture
Description: ¡Uno, dos, tres... Spanish! is a bilingual class designed for children ages 3-5 years with caregiver. A lively 30-minute combination of books and songs in English and Spanish. Registration required.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Do you have Microsoft Office, tablet, smartphone or other technology related questions? Sign up for a 30 minute appointment and have your questions answered. Feel free to bring your personal device. Please contact the Information Desk to make an appointment.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Start time: 11:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Explore early literacy concepts with your three-year-old while we introduce a wide variety of books, songs and finger-plays. We’ll start focusing on letter, number and shape recognition. Age 3 with caregiver.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Start time: 11:30 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Do you have Microsoft Office, tablet, smartphone or other technology related questions? Sign up for a 30 minute appointment and have your questions answered. Feel free to bring your personal device. Please contact the Information Desk to make an appointment.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Start time: 11:30 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades (9 - 12), Seniors
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our technology experts are available to help you.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Start time: 1:00 pm
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years), Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), Tweens (Grades 3 - 5), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Literacy, Community Learning, Culture
Description: Make the library part of your homeschool curriculum. Join us for programming and a place to hang out while you explore. Weekly instruction starts at 1 pm. Content may not be for all ages.
Branch: Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library
Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Start time: 2:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Seniors
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Learn how to create a simple slide show using Microsoft PowerPoint. Topics include entering text, inserting slides and clip art, applying themes, adding animation and transitions, viewing the slide show and printing. Prerequisite: Word Basics or equivalent skills.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Start time: 3:30 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Community Learning, Culture
Description: Let your creativity take shape! Join the Library’s block party and create new inventions using materials from our collection including Legos®, K’nex, IO Blox and Straw Builders. Registration Required
Branch: Central Library
Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Calling all future engineers, architects and designers! The Library’s Lego© collection is waiting for your creativity to take shape. Let’s build together. Grades 3-5.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation, Culture
Description: Don't get bored- get involved. Give your spare time a new purpose; make friends- build your life. Featuring: video game tournaments, STEAM activities, arts and crafts. Grades 6-12.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Start time: 5:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Show those sight words who's boss with fun games and activities. Grades K-2.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Start time: 5:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: Let our trained staff help you get ready for the job market. We can assist you with job searches, online applications, resumes, and cover letters. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome.
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Start time: 6:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Spark an interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Featuring: Hands-on activities and fun. Looking for more information? Visit www.infopeake.org for class details. Grades K-2
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Start time: 6:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: Develop important strategies for approaching the many employers of at any job fair. In this workshop we will introduce you to the most important tactics to utilize when working with a wide network of employers during hiring events.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: Our trained library staff provide personal help to effectively prepare you for the job market. Call to set up an appointment for assistance in job searching, online applications, creating a resume or cover letter and more.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Introduce early learning concepts and emerging independence to your two-year-old through talking, singing, reading and playing in this literacy-based class. Age 2 with caregiver.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Build literacy skills with your child by talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. These classes run in six week sessions and focus on repetition using Every Child Ready to Read curriculum. Register online at infopeake.org, in person or by calling the Library. Ages 12 to 23 months w/ caregiver
Branch: Central Library
Date: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Explore early literacy concepts with your three-year-old while we introduce a wide variety of books, songs and finger-plays. We’ll start focusing on letter, number and shape recognition. Age 3 with caregiver.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Twinkle, twinkle, little one, come on out and have some fun! Join us as we sing, dance and play with nursery rhymes, make new friends and develop social skills. Ages 6 to 24 months with caregiver.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Start time: 10:30 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Learn how to create and present a slideshow. Topics: inserting text and images, slide layout, animations, handouts. Completion of Word 2013 Basics or equivalent skills expected.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy, Community Learning
Description: Explore early literacy concepts with your three-year-old while we introduce a wide variety of books, songs, and finger-plays. We'll start focusing on letter, number and shape recognition. Age 3 with caregiver.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: The early years are full of excitement, growth and exploration. Develop new skills with your library friends as we read, sing and play together. Ages 3 to 5 years with caregiver
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Start time: 11:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Focus on school readiness skills and behaviors to help prepare your preschooler for the transition into a kindergarten classroom. Ages 4 to 5 years without a caregiver
Branch: Central Library
Date: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Start time: 11:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Bring your preschooler to talk, sing, read, write, and play on his/her own. This class will focus on school readiness skills to help your little one transition into a kindergarten classroom. Independent 4 to 5 year-olds.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Start time: 3:30 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade)
Event type: Literacy, Culture
Description: A learning expedition is about to begin! Explore different cultures, dabble in science and technology and seek new adventures. Featuring: books, activities and crafts. Grades K-2 without caregiver
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Literacy, Health & Wellness
Description: Kids enjoy a relaxing afternoon with yoga and a story! Don't forget your yoga mat or a blanket. Grades K-5.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Discover the power of coding and get plugged in to computer science by enrolling in the Library's mini workshops. Tinker and play with technology during fun, interactive lessons. Grades 3-5.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Start time: 5:30 pm
Age group: Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Culture
Description: Looking for a way to get involved in your community and build leadership skills? Join TAG! Ask a staff member for an application and start earning community service hours at the Library. Grades 6-12
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Start time: 6:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Book Club
Description: Stop by the Information Desk to discover the chosen title by a Black author. Reserve your copy and join us for discussion. Registration not required.